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Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka

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Ravine Gardens State Park is a 59acre Florida State Park located in Palatka, Florida. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, with cypress buildings, rock gardens and fieldstone terraces. Near the park entrance is The Court of States and a 64ft obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt.Recreational ActivitiesActivities include viewing the thousands of plants and shrubs, picnicking, jogging, hiking and biking. Amenities include interpretive exhibits, picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, a 1.8mi paved perimeter loop road, and a parcours trail. Visitors can rent a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms.Special eventsThe park is part of the annual Florida Azalea Festival the first weekend in March, when the nearly 100,000 plants that the WPA planted decades ago bloom.HoursFlorida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).References and external links Ravine Gardens State Park at Florida State Parks Ravine State Gardens at Absolutely Florida Ravine State Gardens at Wildernet Putnam County listings at National Register of Historic Places
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  • Best time e to go is Feb and March during Azalea blooms but interesting any time of year. 2 mi loop doable by car or on foot. Exercise circuit and play area for kids on the trail but definitely need t...  more »
  • We enjoyed our hike on the azalea trail. Map and trail were a bit confusing but nevertheless it was a wonderful walk. It was more of a rugged trail. There is a entrance fee per car. There was no one i...  more »
  • We arrived at 9:30 am for the festival. Easy to find the park using GPS. Easy parking. Trail head is not well marked but there were a few park rangers around and they got us oriented with the map that...  more »